Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Calf Feeding

 This is so exciting, I know, but I am showing you the bottles I use to feed our youngest calves.  Each bottle holds 3 quarts.  Yes, calves drink that much at each feeding.  That's 6 quarts a day or a gallon and a half.  Gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it.
I can carry two pails with 3 bottles each.  Four is too heavy.  
We've read that it's good for calves to suck, it helps their whole system.  
Right now I'm feeding 22 calves on the bottle.  Four of those are being weaned.  I can't wait!  They are so big and boisterous now that they knock their bottles out of the holders.  They get a bottle of water in the morning now instead of milk.  This ends my little tutorial about calf feeding.

Happy December to you!
Have a great day!

1 comment:

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow - you are feeding 22 calves every day? How many times a day do they feed? How long does it take you? I'm amazed!